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  • New York Plans to Ban Sale of Big Sizes of Sugary Drinks

    05/30/2012 7:26:28 PM PDT · by John W · 138 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 30, 2012 | MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM
    New York City plans to enact a far-reaching ban on the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks at restaurants, movie theaters and street carts, in the most ambitious effort yet by the Bloomberg administration to combat rising obesity. The proposed ban would affect virtually the entire menu of popular sugary drinks found in delis, fast-food franchises and even sports arenas, from energy drinks to pre-sweetened iced teas. The sale of any cup or bottle of sweetened drink larger than 16 fluid ounces — about the size of a medium coffee, and smaller than a common soda bottle —...
  • It's the Little Things: Obama Insults Poland, Awards Medal of Freedom to Socialist Icons

    05/30/2012 3:40:26 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 3 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | May 30, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: It's the little things. I don't mean to be redundant or repetitive. Yesterday in the White House, it was time for the president to present the Medal of Freedom to this year's recipients. And one of the recipients... It's the little things like this, folks. one of the recipients of the Medal of Freedom was a woman by the name of Huerta, Dolores Huerta. Do any of you know her? The mention of the name Dolores Huerta, does it mean anything, H-u-e-r-t-a. Let's listen to President Obama presenting the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Dolores Huerta.
  • Fortnight for Freedom

    05/30/2012 9:46:36 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    USCCB.org ^ | U. S. Bishops/Fortnight for Freedom
    Fortnight for Freedom   On April 12, the Ad Hoc Committee on Religious Liberty of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) issued a document, "Our First, Most Cherished Liberty,” outlining the bishops’ concerns over threats to religious freedom, both at home and abroad. The bishops called for a “Fortnight for Freedom,” a 14-day period of prayer, education and action in support of religious freedom, from June 21-July 4.Bishops in their own dioceses are encouraged to arrange special events to highlight the importance of defending religious freedom. Catholic institutions are encouraged to do the same, especially in cooperation with...
  • Fedora 17 Final is declared GOLD!

    05/29/2012 9:14:13 AM PDT · by re_nortex · 12 replies
    Fedora Project ^ | Thu May 24 19:17:15 UTC 2012 | Robyn Bergeron
    At the Fedora 17 Final Go/No-Go meeting today, the F17 Final Release (RC4) was declared GOLD and ready for GA on May 29, 2012. Thanks to everyone who came today, and to everyone who helped get the Beefy Miracle ready for public devouring. :)
  • Krista Branch - Foreign Land

    05/28/2012 12:06:33 PM PDT · by ThirstyMan · 2 replies
    via Herman Cain's newsletter ^ | May 27, 2012 | Krista Branch
    A stunning song to help us revere what has been done for us.
  • Free Men Acting Free

    05/25/2012 6:53:10 AM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 6 replies
    http://dailycaller.com ^ | May 18, 2012 | AWR Hawkins, Ph.D.
    When we think about what characterizes free men, what qualities or habits they usually exhibit, there are a handful of traits that seem to show themselves again and again. For instance, free men speak their minds: which is not the same thing as saying they run their mouths. Rather, it is simply to point out that when something needs to be said, a free man will often say it. And free men abide by the intuitive, internal witness to right and wrong embedded in them by God, through nature. In truth, they not only abide by it — they actually...
  • This Memorial Day, Freedom Is Dying Before Our Very Eyes

    05/24/2012 6:01:23 AM PDT · by listenhillary · 10 replies
    Reason.com ^ | 5/24/2012 | Andrew Napolitano
    What if the memory of the past is more fulfilling than the reality of the present? What if Memorial Day reminds us of times when we had more freedom? What if freedom is dying right under our eyes? What if the memory of the past is more fulfilling than the reality of the present? What if the federal government could write any law, regulate any behavior and tax any event, no matter what the Constitution authorized? What if the majority in Congress rejects the idea of limited government and views the Constitution as granting it blanket power to do whatever...
  • What If We Have Only Memories of Freedom?

    05/24/2012 5:56:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 24, 2012 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    What if Memorial Day reminds us of times when we had more freedom? What if freedom is dying right under our eyes? What if the memory of the past is more fulfilling than the reality of the present? What if the federal government could write any law, regulate any behavior and tax any event, no matter what the Constitution authorized? What if the majority in Congress rejects the idea of limited government and views the Constitution as granting it blanket power to do whatever it can get away with? What if the constitutional prohibition on the government's taking of life,...
  • Be this man.

    05/21/2012 11:42:11 AM PDT · by Lowell1775 · 2 replies
    Warrior Talk News. ^ | 05-14-2012 | Gaeb Suarez
    Fear! and being the first man I want to post a comment on this. FEAR! It is the life draining emotion. It is what keeps you from accomplishing and doing and starting. It is excessively protectful. It is how animals think...the kind of animals that get eaten. Fear is destructive in that it prevents you from doing anything at all other than running away or hunkering in a fetal "down and cover". Fear thrives on pessimism and complaining. The man that wakes every morning, walks outside and smiles at the bright sun and blue sky and cinches down the ruck,...
  • The new Continental Army (Saturbray)

    05/19/2012 6:42:51 AM PDT · by bray · 21 replies
    www.brayincandy.com ^ | 5/19/12 | bray
    These men are blemishes at your LOVE feasts, eating with you without the slightest qualm---shepards who feed only themselves. They are clods without rain, blown along by the wind; autumn trees, without fruit and uprooted—twice dead. Jude 1:12 Our Founding Fathers gave us all the weapons we need to protect our Country from another Monarchy. Whether that Monarchy is a Dictator, a King or Premier they had the Biblical wisdom to protect us from the enslavement we are beginning to witness. America has allowed her freedom to be compromised for decades from both Democrat and Repub presidents and it is...
  • Video That Hits The Nail On The Head

    05/18/2012 9:54:37 AM PDT · by Pit1 · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | Creative-Lab
    This video ad is from "Catholic Called to Witness". Election Ad.
  • I'll make a(nother) donation to FR tonight. How about you?

    05/17/2012 8:21:50 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 38 replies
    BTLD | 5/17/12 | BTLD
    48 days in and we've been stuck between 60% and 62% for the past week. FRiends, without FR, no matter who wins in November, we won't be here to point out the rights and wrongs and hold the eventual winner's feet to the fire. The vast majority of FReepers don't actually donate to FR. I get it. Some just don't have the financial means to donate. How about a couple of bucks? This is the most important election cycle in our lifetime. I'll toss in some more bucks. Please do what you can. Thanks... BTLD
  • Os Guinness on Virtue in a Free Republic

    05/17/2012 1:28:30 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 18 replies
    blog.action.org ^ | May 17, 2012 | by RAY NOTHSTINE
    Right now I am reading an advanced copy of Os Guinness’s's A Free People’s Suicide: Sustainable Freedom and the American Future. The book will be released by IVP on August 6. It’s an essential read and I pledge to publish a future review for our PowerBlog readers. Guinness was interviewed in Religion & Liberty in 1998. In my recent talks around town I have been asking questions about our capacity and desire for self-government as a community and nation. I recently gave a local presentation on President Calvin Coolidge and he helped inspire a greater desire to ask the foundational...
  • "From My Cold Dead Hands" Is Not Enough (2nd Amendment Activism, one Patriot at a time)

    05/15/2012 7:57:12 PM PDT · by DTogo · 38 replies
    AmmoLand.com ^ | May 15, 2012 | James Kaleda
    Often when I speak about the Second Amendment, the right to keep and bear arms, and what actions we need to take in order to preserve our rights, I am rebuked with the apathetic response, “From my cold dead hands.” While this is very poetic expression of an admirable sentiment, it is unlikely to ever happen, and unlikely to be effective. But there are things we can do today that are far less costly, far less poetic, and drastically more effective.
  • A Celebration of Human Freedom (live webcast with George W. & Laura Bush)

    05/15/2012 5:22:04 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 14 replies
    George W. Bush Presidential Center ^ | 5-14-2012 | George W. Bush
    Tune in at 10am for the live webcast of our human freedom event featuring Pres & Mrs Bush & Aung San Suu Kyi http://t.co/6FhKWnJr Submit your Q's for Aung San Suu Kyi using hash tag #FreedomCollection & watch her answers live here: http://t.co/dfDOoYwC -- A Celebration of Human Freedom May 15, 2012 On Tuesday, May 15, the George W. Bush Presidential Center will hold a special event to celebrate the brave efforts of dissidents and activists around the world in their fight to be free. Joined by leading voices of liberty, President Bush will deliver major remarks on the fight...
  • The gun is civilization

    05/10/2012 5:25:23 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 14 replies
    Beaufort Observer ^ | December 29, 2011 | Marko Kloos
    Human beings only have two ways to deal with one another: reason and force. If you want me to do something for you, you have a choice of either convincing me via argument, or force me to do your bidding under threat of force. Every human interaction falls into one of those two categories, without exception. Reason or force, that's it. In a truly moral and civilized society, people exclusively interact through persuasion. Force has no place as a valid method of social interaction, and the only thing that removes force from the menu is the personal firearm, as paradoxical...
  • We Support Scott Walker in Making Wisconsin Great Again

    05/09/2012 12:00:14 PM PDT · by bigbob · 3 replies
    We Support Scott Walker ^ | 5/1/12 | WeSupportScottWalker
    Restoring our founding values to make Wisconsin great again! Mission To make Wisconsin better than it was yesterday! Description "We, the people of Wisconsin, have every right to reclaim our rightful place in history. We will make this a Wisconsin we can believe in. More than 162 years ago, our ancestors believed in the power of hard work and determination. They envisioned a new state with limitless potential. Now, it is our time to once again seize that potential. We will do so at this turning point in our history by restoring limited government that fosters prosperity for today and...
  • Obesity fight must shift from personal blame: U.S. panel [Gov't Regulation is their solution]

    05/08/2012 7:02:05 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 109 replies
    America's obesity epidemic is so deeply rooted that it will take dramatic and systemic measures - from overhauling farm policies and zoning laws to, possibly, introducing a soda tax - to fix it, the influential Institute of Medicine said on Tuesday. In an ambitious 478-page report, the IOM refutes the idea that obesity is largely the result of a lack of willpower on the part of individuals. Instead, it embraces policy proposals that have met with stiff resistance from the food industry and lawmakers, arguing that multiple strategies will be needed to make the U.S. environment less "obesogenic." The IOM,...
  • James Madison explains the uniqueness of the American Revolution

    05/06/2012 9:17:57 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 5 replies
    In "Charters", James Madison wrote the following: In Europe, charters of liberty have been granted by power. America has set the example and France has followed it, of charters of power granted by liberty. This is what makes modern revolutionaries so backward. They are stuck on stupid in old-think - that is, that power grants liberty. If only government could get bigger, we could grant the rights to _________________ for whatever special interest group they have in mind at the moment. Like the "right" to healthcare. In the comment "America has set the example", he makes it clear that it's...
  • Moral Duties in a Muddied World

    05/05/2012 3:42:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 5, 2012 | Kathryn Lopez
    Vatican City -- In an election season in which the White House has instituted a policy that puts unprecedented limits on the constitutional right to freedom of religion, questions of conscience, duty and spiritual and moral obligation are of critical importance. A conference at the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences had some related thoughts and warnings. The Vatican think tank was founded in 1994 and is meant to facilitate a continuing dialogue between faith and reason, between the social sciences and the social thought of the Church. To an American sitting in on the conference, some of its sessions...